I used to teach an Intro to Judaism class called “It’s Not a Spiritual Experience if 20 People Meditate on top of a Mountain and Nobody Takes out the Garbage.” The basic premise was that there’s an enormous difference between FEELING spiritual and BEING spiritual. The former, I would say, can often be a selfish endeavor, insofar as it is designed to make someone ‘feel’ good. While there’s nothing wrong with self-oriented activities like yoga and meditation (I love yoga, try to go every week), they cannot, in isolation, create a fully spiritual human being. Rather, true spirituality demands selflessness and dedication to others. This may not feel spiritual. In fact, it often feels quite the opposite – think of visiting the sick, feeding the hungry or even just changing diapers or making school lunches.